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Safari Helicopter Tours

Heliport, Hilo International Airport, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
808-246-0136
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Ranked #14 of 47 Activities in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: The Deluxe Volcano/Coast Safari Helicopter tour takes you to over the vent of the Kilauea Volcano System to view the volcanic activity.  This may... more »
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Fort Salonga, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This tour is the only way to go if you want to see an active volcano. Though we didn't get to see a lot of red lava flowing, we did get a little peek and also the steam rising. I was surprised how close we were able to go up to the active volcano but pleased to see it up... More

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Newport, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Experience of a lifetime! Clean, we'll maintained, and professional. 45 minute tour was just right amount of time. They can't guarantee lava, but we got to see it! Knowledgeable and friendly pilot, Kovi made the trip fun for all!

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our party of six took the Safari Helicopter tour of the Volcano. Unfortunately, we saw very little lava - but lots of steam. The pilot/narrator (Kovi) was excellent, filling us in on numerous bits of information that made the flight very enjoyable. We got to see several waterfalls just north of Hilo which turned out to be the highlight of... More

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Blanchester, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We booked with Safari from Hilo because were only doing the trip due to the volcano and anything else was just extra. Also researched reviews for Safari and they were highly rated. Also had the best price. Every thing was handled well from check in to exiting the copter. The pilot was very informative with the history of the area... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

On a previous trip to the Big Island our tour was cancelled due to weather, so this was out 2nd attempt to fly with Safari and was well worth the wait. We scheduled our tour for an hour after we landed in Hilo, so we would have plenty of time to reschedule if needed. Our pilot was professional and the... More

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Carleton, Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This tour group was very well organized. We were well cared for on the ground by our tour lady, then the pilot gave us some good information on the flight. He flies barefoot. I had to tell my sister to open her eyes so she could see the volcano, but after she did, she enjoyed the trip.

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Pilot Kovi was great! The views were amazing. It would have been incredible if there was not a small child that kept talking over the intercom. It was very disruptive and took away from what should have been completely awesome. We wanted to buy the DVD of our experience but not with the childs constant interruptions. The company was... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Pilot was incredible. He narrated throughout the flight the features that we were flying over. He circled both directions so that each side of the helicopter could see the views of the volcanos and the waterfalls. The music was beautiful through our bose headphones.

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Deming, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Kind of nervous but the staff was professional and helpful. Saw a lot of lava, waterfalls. Would recommend to everyone. If you get motion sickness, take some sea sick pills, I wish I would have. Still worth it though. if you have time take the tour, if you don't have time, make time. We also went to the Volcano national... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I was very pleased with my July 2014 tour out of Hilo, which I luckily scheduled early that day. I saw the increased lava flow from many vantage points and liked the pilot's detailed commentary throughout the flight. It was my first helicopter flight, but I was able to overcome any queasiness because of the smooth ride and comfort of... More

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